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Supporting our Key Stakeholder Communities

Swire Shipping Talent ID Programme in PNG – Swire Sport Programme

Cricket Papua New Guinea (CPNG) is the sole organisational body that is a member of the International Cricket Council, covering participation in Papua New Guinea (PNG) from school children to their two international sides for both men and women.

CPNG, in association with Swire Shipping / CNCo has been running the Swire Shipping Talent ID Programme since September 2015, with the aim to find the next Barramundi and Lewas players from around PNG. The programme is conducted by CPNG’s High Performance Department tasked with managing PNG’s 4,000 cricket talent across the country.

In 2017, 195,432 men, women, boys and girls across 10 different provinces participated in cricket ranging from introductory school initiatives right up to representing PNG in international formats. 48% of these participants were females.

The growth of cricket in PNG is indebted to the tireless work of CPNG as well as its sponsors who allow the continual development of young cricket talent. A big part of this development initiative sits with the Swire Shipping Talent ID Programme.

Every player of the U19 PNG’s men’s side squad that reached the Junior World Cup in New Zealand came through the Swire Shipping Talent ID programme.


Swire Shipping Talent ID Programme takes flight

Cricket PNG (CPNG), in association with Swire Shipping, launched the Swire Shipping Talent ID Programme in September 2015 with the aim to find the next Barramundi and Lewas players.

After the success of the Swire Shipping programme in 2016, CPNG is looking to take the programme to the next level with camps planned in 10 regions targeting Under-15 and Under-17 youths. The 2017 Swire Shipping Talent ID Programme will be divided into three stages, where the CPNG High Performance Department will be targeting different associations throughout the year, with a competition component at each stage.

The first Swire Talent ID Programme in Lae was conducted from 3 to 6 March 2017 and attracted more than 20 players from 12 to 17 years old. The programme included a basic coaching course and talent identification clinic, followed by an exhibition match.

The Swire Shipping Talent ID Programmes include sessions on coaching, strength and conditioning, mental application, elite cricketer’s expectations, theory, training for potential Talent ID coaches in the regions and matches.

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Swire Sport programme

Swire Shipping and PNG Cricket have collaborated on the Talent ID programme across PNG for two years. Swire Shipping are proud sponsors of the youth programme which brings to youths the benefits of sport as well as the chance to one day play for the Barramundis (men’s first team) or the Diamonds (women’s first team). This is part of our Swire SPORT programme in the Pacific.

CPNG, in association with Swire Shipping / CNCo has been running the Swire Shipping Talent ID Programme since September 2015, with the aim to find the next Barramundi and Lewas players from around PNG.